Deal inked to turn organic waste into animal feed


(From left) Lim explaining the process to Nor Hisham, Kuala Lumpur fruit wholesalers representative Tay Cheng Weng and Kuala Lumpur vegetables wholesalers representative Wong Keng Fatt.

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to process organic waste into animal feed.

It has inked an agreement with Betsol Sdn Bhd to collect organic waste like vegetables and fruits from Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur.

The bio-technology company will compost the waste for free using the black soldier fly larvae (BSFL)

to produce animal feed for the livestock and aquaculture sector.

It is estimated that 60% of the 16,000kg daily waste from the wholesale market in Selayang comprises organic waste.

The collaboration aims to decrease the amount of organic waste dumped into the river and landfills.

It also promotes the “Zero Waste” concept to preserve the environment.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said 10 tonnes of organic waste from the wholesale market would be provided every day to the company from April 1.

“The wholesale market produces 120 tonnes of organic waste every day comprising fruits, vegetables, fish and many more,” he said, adding that traders would be taught the correct method of separating their waste.

Betsol Sdn Bhd chairman Paul Lim Pay Chuan said a female fly laid about 700 eggs every cycle.

“The larvae needs eight days to transform into pupae.

“The animal feed produced can be used for poultry, fish and turtles as well as used as a fertiliser,” said Lim. — By ZAWIN SAKDON

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